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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 24, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, October 24, 1974 Hews In brief AOC expansion sought EDMONTON (CP) The Alberta Opportunity Company would have its capital increas- ed to million from million under an amendment introduced in the legislature Wednesday by Industry Minister Fred Peacock. The increase would raise the number of loans and loan guarantees made by the com- pany to help develop and ex- pand small business in Alber- ta. UNEF mandate extended UNITED NATIONS (Reuter) The Security Council decided Wednesday night to extend the mandate of the UN peacekeeping force in the Middle East for six months, until April 24. The force, known as UN Emergency Force, has been on duty in the area for a year, having been sent in by the council following the ceasefire which halted the Oc- tober, 1973, Arab-Israeli war. Thieu fires ministers SAIGON (AP) President Nguyen Van Thieu forced four members of his cabinet to re-, sign today in an attempt to quiet criticism from the U.S. and political demonstrations against his regime in South Vietnam. Those fired included Thieu's cousin, Information Minister Hoang Due Nha. Informed sources said Nha had angered South Vietnam's generals and the U.S. embassy by limiting their access to Thieu. Hondurans stranded TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) About Hon- durans still are marooned by floods from Hurricane Fifi and are threatened with star- vation, an official of the Organization of American States reports. OAS representative Fer- nando Hernandez de Aguera appealed to the other members of the organization Wednesday to send helicopters for a rescue oper- ation. Separatists watched PARIS (Reuter) French police allowed two Quebec separatist kidnappers to re- main in France during Prune Minister Pierre Trudeau's of- ficial visit here this they had to report to police every three hours, police sources said today. The sources said Jean Marc Carbonneau and Jacques Lan- ctot, who took part in the kid- napping of British diplomat James Cross in Montreal four years ago, were not sent to Corsica during the Trudeau visit as they had been during a recent trip here by Quebec Premier Robert Bourassa. Elevator men to strike VANCOUVER (CP) Members of the International Union of Elevator Construc- tors, Local 82, voted 99 per cent Wednesday night to take strike action again after more than years without a contract. The 300 members could be on strike by the end of next week if the companies do not accept an industrial inquiry commission report, a union spokesman said after the vote. The union said 72-hour strike notice would be served immediately on the four com- panies involved Otis, Montgomery, Dover and Westinghouse. Escaped convicts sought MONTREAL (CP) An all- out police search is under way for five convicts, described as extremely dangerous, who es- caped from the Laval max- imum security prison Wednes- day with the help of a woman visitor who smuggled in three revolvers. The escaped prisoners were identified as Jean-Paul Mer- cier, 29, Richard Blass, 29, Pierre Vincent, 29, Edgar Roussel, 28, and Robert Frap- pier, 27. Minutes after the escape, police took a 22-year-old woman into custody for questioning. She was describ- ed as a friend of Mercier. Homeowner grants late EDMONTON (CP) Municipal Affairs Minister Dave Russell says his depart- ment is having difficulty mail- ing special homeowner grant cheques to Alberta senior citizens because of a staff shortage. Mr. Russell, in an inter- view, said the government is two to three months behind in making the payments and a special four-man bureau now has beenicreated to alleviate the problem. British school bombed LONDON (Reuter) Harrow school, one of Britain's most famous public schools, was the target for a bomb attack Wednesday night, only 24 hours after a blast at an exclusive London club. -d? saving measures, coupled V5 tf> Wlln accelerated U.S. oil cA5 production 9 OrrfCAl MESCWFTION CO. Chickens die HALIFAX (CP) About chickens died Wednes- day following the failure of an emergency generator used by a Nova Scotia poultry firm since last weekend's storm cat electricity. Commons transport debate erupts into furore Defence accuses Dean of 'sacrificing' Mitchell WASHINGTON (AP) De- fence lawyers at the Watergate cover-up trial are trying to portray star govern- ment witness John Dean as a person willing to sacrifice anyone to save himself when the cover-up began un- raveling. William Hundley tried Wednesday to get Dean to ad- mit he tried to get Hundley's client, former attorney- general Mitchell, to step forward and take responsibili- ty for the Watergate break-in. "You didn't have any infor- mation that Mr. Mitchell was Kissinger aiming at new arms pact Police said a bomb weighing between three and five pounds was placed in a window sill of a house occupied by three teachers and their wives. Nobody was hurt, but the ex- plosion badly damaged the building, about 200 yards from the main part of the 500-year- old school, which numbers among its most famous old boys wartime leader Sir Winston Churchill. Study backs fuel saving WASHINGTON (AP) -The United States government's still-secret Project Independ- ence energy study strongly supports mandatory fuel- MOSCOW (AP) U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger presents Soviet leaders with a series of op- tions today for a new treaty limiting offensive nuclear weapons. Details of the United States proposals were not disclosed, but an American official told reporters the U.S. is prepared to join the Soviet Union in negotiations for a broad agreement instead of concentrating on restricting the development of missiles with nuclear warheads. An agreement on guidelines for the arms negotiations would be approved by Presi- dent Ford and Soviet Com- munist party chief Leonid Brezhnev at a meeting the Russians have proposed be held during the president's visit to the Far East next month. American officials consider Kissinger's visit a major test of Soviet interest in negotiating an extension of the 1972 pact limiting some offen- sive nuclear weapons. That agreement expires in 1977, and the two governments have agreed in principle to work out a new treaty valid until 1985. Kissinger also hopes to win Soviet acquiescence to his plan of step-by-step, separate negotiations between Israel and each of its Arab adver- saries in the Middle East Also on the agenda for Kissinger's talks are the deadlocked negotiations in Vienna to reduce U.S. and Soviet forces in central Europe and the talks in Geneva on European security and co-operation. Kissinger also may take up recent observations by U.S. reconnaissance satellites in- dicating the Russians are building what could be new launching sites- for intercon- tinental ballistic missiles. Arabs agree on Syrian proposals RABAT, Morocco (AP) Arab foreign ministers have approved a militant Syrian resolution as the basic work- ing document for an Arab summit meeting opening Saturday. But Egypt indicated it will go along with U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger's step-by-step approach toward an Arab-Israeli settlement Egypt President Anwar Sadat endorsed the Syrian de- mand for Israeli withdrawal from all Arab lands occupied in the 1967 war and said Egypt would permit no bargaining over the right of the Palestinians to self- determination. responsible for the Hundley told the former White House counsel. "Yet you join- ed in a plan to have him step forward because that would save you." Hundley was the second de- fence lawyer to cross- examine Dean, the first government witness in the trial of five former Nixon ad- ministration and campaign aides accused of conspiring to block the investigation of the Watergate break-in. John Wilson, lawyer for H. R. Haldeman, former White House chief of staff led Dean to relate how he took for his honeymoon from a cash fund kept by Haldeman in the White House. "Didn't it lay on your con- science at all that you spent money that didn't belong to Wilson asked. "I was prepared to account for it at any time I was asked replied Dean. During the cross- examination, Wilson accused U.S. District Judge John Sirica of being "palpably un- fair." "Now listen, Mr. Wilson, you know me, you've known me for the judge replied. "I'm as much interested in getting the truth out as you are." Used car lot Vehicles that have travelled their last mile, but have parts worth many miles yet begin to pile up behind the eight- foot fences at Marshall Auto Wrecker's 30-acre yard at Sunnyside east of the city. This summer city council gave Mar- shalls until June 1, 1975, to complete the move from their 2nd Street location. OTTAWA (CP) An ex- periment in parliamentary chemistry exploded in Trans- port Minister Jean Marchand's face Wednesday night when the Commons started studying some 1974-75 spending estimates. Things bubbled smoothly through 90 minutes of treasury board estimates, but the experiment boiled over when the transport depart- ment estimates came up for consideration. There was a breakdown in Winnipeg mayor wins ninth term WINNIPEG (CP) Win- nipeg Mayor Stephen Juba, who has become something of a local political fixture during his more than two decades in public office, won another landslide victory Wednesday and .a ninth consecutive term of office. Mr. Juba's victory was never in doubt from the time results started coming in, .and he was more than votes ahead of his four op- ponents combined when the final results were tabulated. A relatively light turnout of voters gave Winnipeg a city council relatively unchanged from the present one. The Independent Citizens' Elec- tion Committee lost a few seats, but still emerged with 30 seats and a majority on the next council. Nine New Democrats, nine nelndependents, one Com- munist and one member of the newly formed Civic Reform Coalition round out th 50 member council. Elsewhere in the province, Brandon Alderman Elwood Gorrie was elected mayor of Manitoba's second largest city with a clear cut victory over three others. New rules will affect immigrants from China Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Immigration Minister Bob Andras said Wednesday that new regulations announced Tues- day will affect the flow of im- migrants from Red China to Canada after all. In what appeared to be a set up question and answer session, the minister contradicted in the House of Commons a statement he had made in the House the day before to the effect that the regulations would not affect the flow of immigrates from Red China. Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau had announced that some from Communist China would be coming to Canada. Andras was asked in the House Tuesday by Arnold Malone River) whether they would be affected by the new regulations, requiring applicants who are not de- pendents of residents of Canada to have a pre- arranged job or willingness to work in an occupation where there is a shortage of workers before being approved for im- migration to this country. The minister stated at that time that the arrangement with the Red Chinese govern- ment concerned only "spon- sored relatives" Andras said that the move- ment from Red China includes nominated relatives of Cana- dian residents as well as spon- sored relatives. communications between the two sides of the House as points of order, questions of privilege and just plain shouting took over. Spokesmen for the four par- ties had agreed to spend limited time on several departments, sitting as com- mittee of the whole House, something opposition members had been de- manding for about five years. In 1968, the estimates were turned over to more than 20 specialized committees because the government felt this was the best way to streamline an increasingly onerous workload. The experiment with six de- partments was the govern- ment's response to the opposi- tion criticisms. Between 2Vz and three hours had been allotted for cosidera- tion of Mr. Marchand's esti- mates. The House spent three hours duelling with him, but most of the time went up in unproductive smoke. It began when Mr. Marchand was late returning to the House after the two- hour dinner recess. There were some jeers and catcalls when he showed up a few minutes after the House sat again at 8 p.m. It simmered for a while as several opposition members questioned the minister, un- successfully at first, about federal freight rate subsidies paid to the railways. It blew up when Progressive Conservative transport critic Don Mazankowski (Vegreville) had his 20-minute question period cut short by Albanie Morin chairman of the House committee. Mr. Mazankowski, Eldon Woolliams Party Leader Robert Stanfield and others were on their feet in succession, com- plaining that Mr. Marchand was unwilling to answer ques- tions and about Mme. Morin's rulings. "We've got a good bunch here Mr. Stanfield observed, his voice sharp with sarcasm. I've been in legislatures for about 25 years and I've never seen such a farce as The situation got worse as the night wore on and the end result was that few of the op- position questions were answered by the transport minister. Coin exporter convicted HAMILTON (CP) Leslie Hames (Bud) Hamilton, 44, of Hamilton was convicted Wednesday of unlawfully ex- porting 1968 or pre-1968 Cana- dian silver coins to the United States from May 23 to Oct. 16, 1973. His wife, Lillian Patricia, 43, was acquitted by an 11- member jury after it deliberated for four hours. Hamilton was remanded in custody until Nov. 7 for sentencing. Prostitution paid off loan, woman testifies at inquiry MONTREAL (CP) The Quebec Police Commission in- quiry into organized crime beard testimony Wednesday from a young woman who said she was coerced into a prostitution ring after borrow- ing 1300 from a loanshark to help a friend. The woman, whose name was ordered withheld, said her friend introduced her to loanshark Gerard Fortier. Her friend had asked her to borrow the money from For- tier, explaining he would not advance her any more funds because she already owed him too much, said the woman. She testified it was the same destitute friend who later warned her to repay the loanshark and introduced her to the head of a "hostess ser- vice" which was actually a prostitution ring. MP's life not what Jones expected OTTAWA